PETALING JAYA: A 22-year-old unemployed man was arrested after he assaulted police at a checkpoint and threatened to kill them after being issued a traffic summons in Kota Belud, Sabah.
Kota Belud district police chief Shahruddin Mat Husain told Harian Metro the incident happened at 10.55am yesterday when they were conducting Ops Selamat and Ops Lancar.
The motorist was found to be driving with an expired licence and road tax, without valid vehicle insurance.
“He used his handphone to record the policemen issuing him the summons. When the policemen told him to stop recording, the man became angry and threatened to kill the policemen on duty.
“The policemen tried to calm him down, but the motorist opened his car boot and took out a steel pipe.
“A scuffle resulted when he tried to attack the policemen. One of the policemen was hit on the thigh.”
Policemen managed to restrain the man and are investigating him under Section 506 and Section 323 under the Penal Code for criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt, for which he can be jailed up to seven years.